C.V. Krishnamurthy, 89, retired Railway official and journalist, died after a prolonged illness in Bangalore on Tuesday.

He had been suffering from dementia for over a year and died of pneumonia.

He joined the Bengal Nagpur Railways in Kolkata in 1940 and rose to become a senior official in the public relations department of the Northern Railway.

He was a frequent contributor to many publications, including Delhi Recorder, Caravan, Udayam, and Andhra Patrika.

He is survived by two sons, V.K. Varadarajan and V.K. Narayanan, who are working with The Hindu group of publications, and four daughters.

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